I just got open rhinoplasty, without breaking the nose to shave down a large dorsal hump and lift the tip. (photo)
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Dorsal Hump after rhinoplasty
It is understandable that you are concerned. Changes after rhinoplasties vary with every patient and what you are experiencing is normal especially that swelling takes time to subside as it masks the results of your surgery.
Unfortunately, with the pictures posted, the lack of surgical details and the inability to perform a physical exam it is not possible to provide you with a definitive answer that could be medically sound.
It is important to keep in mind that it is early to pass a judgment. Usually, a year is required before formulating how your nose will be. Even then, your nose will keep shaping itself and to complement your face for better results in the years to come.
My best recommendations at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better results. There is no doubt that once the swelling subsides, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.
Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
I just got open rhinoplasty, without breaking the nose to shave down a large dorsal hump and lift the tip.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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If you just got the bandages off, I suspect you are still very early in the healing process. From the single photo you submitted it is difficult to determine if this is a result of swelling or a residual hump. Alternatively, it could be from too much resection in the area of the upper nose and between the eyes called the radix
I recommend that you review your concerns with your surgeon to determine if this will resolve.
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